It's not even officially fall yet and the National Weather Service has issued a frost warning for Iowa tonight. Frost can damage annuals, tender perennials, veggies and herbs, Ha! A freeze isn't going to bring my garden to a halt - no way, no how! Follow these tips to prevent frostbite from damaging your garden:
- Water thoroughly. Water emits heat as it condenses to ice and will keep your plants warmer than the air.
- Move small containers into a garage or shed.
- Cover large containers and garden beds with a sheet or light blanket.
- Harvest any remaining veggies and herbs.
The forecast calls for temperatures in the 70's for the weekend, so make sure you take the precautions to prolong your garden into the fall season.